Ariana Grande: Madonna 'Is My Idol'

Ariana Grande: Madonna 'Is My Idol'

Ariana Grande gussies herself up in this new shot from V Magazine.

The 20-year-old singer chatted with the glossy for their big music issue about her love for Madonna, being compared to Mariah Carey and how her fans perceive her. Check it:

On the Mariah comparison: “I mean, it’s a huge compliment. But when you hear my entire album, you’ll see that Mariah’s sound is much different than mine. [My other inspirations] that’s where I discovered my range. I grew up listening to Destiny’s Child. I would try so hard to mimic all Beyoncé’s little runs and ad-lib things. They are so precise. It’s like math. Remember the Destiny’s Child version of ‘Carol of the Bells?’ I took it apart, put it in GarageBand, and dissected it all. That’s how I learned about harmonies and runs and ad-libs. Thank you, Destiny’s Child!”

On her love for Madonna: “She is my idol as far as attitude. I just love how she stands up for what she believes in and surprises people by not eff-ing up when they want her to so badly. Madonna has always surprised people and she has always had her head on straight. Even when she pretends not to. When she shocks people and everything, there is always a method behind it.”

On friends versus fame: “That’s what I am learning right now, that I have to become stronger in this industry. I’ve learned over the past year that you don’t have time to chase after every person who doesn’t understand you. The people that know me know that I’m a nice girl. My fans know that I’m a nice girl. My friends know that I’m a nice girl. And ultimately, that’s all that matters.”

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Photos: Tom Munro
Posted to: Ariana Grande, Magazine
  • xx

    why does she look 12 its frightening. like a lolita

  • tery

    so pretty

  • cvnt

    she gives off gross vibes.